Local Events to Spice Up Your Holidays


If you’ve lived in the Silicon Valley for the past decade or so, then you’ll already know about the traditional Vasona Lights event and Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose. We thought we’d share a few more local goodies to help you and your family enjoy the holiday season.


carriage-rides-in-los-gatosChristmas Carriage Rides in Los Gatos

Enjoy a treat of hot chocolate and a cookie while you are driven through historic and festive areas of Los Gatos via an old fashioned horse and carriage! Carriage rides run every hour between 5-9 pm from December 9 – 23. Check the calendar to make sure the evening you want is available and be sure to dress warmly!

For more information and the carriage calendar, visit: http://losgatoschamber.com/carriage-rides


Holiday Strollholiday-stroll-los-gatos

Join the community this Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm for our first annual Holiday Stroll in downtown Los Gatos. Bring the kids for fun activities, caroling, and hot chocolate. The event is free to attend, and supports our local merchants!

Learn more at: http://business.losgatoschamber.com/events/details/holiday-stroll-6627




los-gatos-balletA Magical Nutcracker Not to Miss!

Los Gatos Ballet performs the sparkling, magical Nutcracker at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino this weekend. This traditional event will get you in the holiday spirit for sure! Los Gatos Ballet collaborate with the San Jose Youth Symphony conducted by Yair Samet and are joined by acclaimed dancers from the San Francisco Ballet. They feature some of the finest youth and professional dancers in the Bay Area, and are ranked in the top 5 Silicon Valley Nutcracker performances!

For show times and ticket information, visit http://www.losgatosballet.org/nutcracker.html



Breakfast with Santa!

Santa Claus and reindeer selfieBring your kids to talk to Santa and enjoy a fully catered breakfast by CB Hannigans! The event is brought to you by Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation and takes place this Saturday, December 10.

For more information, visit: http://business.losgatoschamber.com/events/details/santa-breakfast-or-snack-with-santa-los-gatos-saratoga-recreation-6275



Special, Unique Holiday Events


sur-la-tableGirls Night Out: The Art of Antipasti

Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp…warm baked olives with orange and fennel…pizzettes with burrata and sweet pepper confit – need we say more?! Invite the ladies in your life to pull up a seat next to you at Sur la table’s cooking experience designed just for BFF’s ~ and expect to cook up a little laughter with a lot of great appetizers perfect for your upcoming entertaining events! This hands-on class features recipe tips, timeless techniques and of course – a generous taste of each dish! Sunday, December 11, 5-7 pm. Cost is $69 per person; learn more HERE. (http://www.surlatable.com/sku/3022191/Girls+Night+Out%3A+The+Art+of+Antipasti)

lg-libraryThe Fratello Marionettes

Watch holiday visions literally come to life with a notable viewing of the Fratello Marionettes at the Los Gatos Library! View high-quality, custom characters standing 1-3 feet tall as they present “The North Pole Review”, complete with Russian Trepak Dancers, the one and only graceful ice skater Crystal Chandelier, plus dazzling acrobatic penguins. The Fratello Marionettes have brought adventurous artistry to audiences since 1989…and now they are bringing it to our own bit of book-bound bliss – the Los Gatos Library on 12/14/16! Learn more about this event & others on the Los Gatos Library calendar: http://www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library


east-coast-aliceNew Years Eve w/Bridget Marie & Rob      

Is there really such a thing as East Coast comfort food in your favorite West Coast Village?! Locals insist it’s true….and you can find out for yourself by stopping by East Coast Alice. Located in Saratoga Village, this newer eatery boasts New York family recipes with Italian American roots and exceptional service. The New Year’s Eve celebration features good eats, great peeps and music from Bridget Marie & Rob, a Bay Area-based duo with flavors of Hip Hop and R&B that blend perfectly with your barrata! Explore the menu and New Year’s Eve details at http://eastcoastalice.com/events.


And a Little Something for…YOU!

Seasonal Spa Packages at Preston Wynne Spa

It’s probably no surprise to learn that the change in seasons and the arrival of year end create some of the most stressful transitions for both body and mind. While hitting holiday shopping and welcoming two dozen of your closest relatives may not help the cause – the Total Body Detox from Preston Wynn just might! Completely custom therapeutic sessions blend healing and detoxifying practices that meet you right where your body and mind are at and take them where you’d hope to be – via infrared sauna therapies, essential oil blends and focused massage (plus product picks & refreshing cold-pressed juice samples as Preston Wynn’s gift to you). Learn more at https://www.prestonwynne.com/seasonal-spa-packages/ .


We wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and hope to see you out in the neighborhood!

Best regards,

Steve & Christine Perry

The Perry Group